Apropos of nothing, I could use a bit of GNA. I'm most likely going to be moving from Chicago to one of the coasts soon. I'm wondering what the best way to transport a large wardrobe is. Those of you who have moved, do y'all just trust the movers to do their thing (knowing of course you can sue them if things get damaged) or are there specialty services for moving clothes? Any other random things I should consider?
Maybe I've just been lucky, but I've made a number of international moves and never had a problem with my nicer clothes being shipped by the normal shippers. Since your move won't be going by water or taking too long (I'm presuming), you don't have worry as much about making sure everything is cleaned in advance (that's a bigger issue for long, overseas international moves). I do let the movers know in advance that I have a number of dress shirts, suits, sportcoats, and trousers to ship; they then have specialty boxes that act like wardrobes so they hang things up in the boxes (as opposed to laying them flat or folding them up). The other thing I do is put all of those items in a plastic sleeve, the ones you get from the dry cleaners, to help keep things from getting anything splashed on them and to keep them from wrinkling.